The Blackboard Java Sample Code by Blackboard presents REST API interaction, including data source, term, course, user, and membership as implementation resources. Project at a glance, requirements, and environment setup are available on GitHub.
iKnow, a social learning site launched last month by Japanese company Carego, have launched an API (our iKnow profile) to allow third parties to "add a little Learning and Linguistic magic to [their] applications, widgets and other mashups." iKnow allows users to take virtual English and Japanese language lessons (other languages are promised for the future) and guides and tracks their progress. Through the social component users can share their progress with friends, leave comments, keep journals, and compete for rankings.
A gazzilllion students with their own schedules, grades, and attendance records, is the administrative hairball that every parent sees, but that's only the tip of any school's organizational iceberg. Whipplehill helps over 300 k-12 independent schools around the world manage everything from calendars to accessing instructional resources. The SOAP- and REST-based interfaces of the Whipplehill API allow partners to communicate with Whipple's platform, Podium.
Merriam-Webster, the household name in dictionaries, launched the Merriam-Webster Dictionary API last week. The most trusted name in dictionary/thesaurus references has decided to make its resources available to developers through the new API. Merriam-Webster is making eight different resources available via the API.